All participants must be under the age of 35 on 28 September 2012
After the application deadline of 16 March 2012 6pm GMT the selection panel will shortlist 20 candidates, who will be informed of the results in May. The selected participants will be invited to take part in the competition in London on 28–30 September inclusive.
Rounds one and two will take place at LSO St Luke’s with the Guildhall School Symphony Orchestra; the final round will take place at the Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Participants are asked to prepare all repertoire. For Rounds one and two they will be told their repertoire immediately before taking the stage.
The three finalists’ repertoire and running order is drawn by lot at the end of Round 2.
Repertoire for Round 1
(15 minutes for each of the 20 candidate)
Mozart Symphony No 38 ('Prague')
Schubert Symphony No 8 ('Unfinished')
Stravinsky Dances Concertantes
Repertoire for Round 2
(30 minutes for each of the 10 candidates)
Elgar Violin Concerto: Mvmts 1&2
Mozart Don Giovanni: 2 Orchestral recitatives (exact details tbc)
Helen Grime Virga
Andrew McCormack With Echoes and Lights
(drawn by lot at the end of round 2; rehearsed am & pm with LSO on day 3, final performance 7pm)
Weber Overture: Der Freischütz (Performed by each candidate)
Debussy La Mer (Shared)
Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet – Suites